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FULL Backup does not restore database content

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by jbenes, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. jbenes

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    Hi,
    I took full backups of my server using the backup option within WHM. I backed up every user.

    I restored the backed up files after the server was erased, although it did not restore database content. I looked in the full backup, and I could not find the mysql file.

    Additionally, before the server was erased, I took backups by logging into each cPanel account and doing a full backup of everything (databases, files, mail filters). Even after looking at those backups, I cannot find where the mysql database content was backed up to.

    What am I missing?
     
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    If the database is part of the backup, it will be in the 'mysql' folder of the extracted backup archive.
     
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    It will be difficult to determine if there were any MySQL issues during the backup process if the source server is already terminated. Do you see a "mysql" directory when manually extracting the archive?

    Thank you.
     
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